july, 2019

18jul(jul 18)7:30 pm21(jul 21)3:30 pm140 LBS (Encore), by Susan Lieu (Seattle, WA)Event Type :Fully stagedEvent Type 2:Short run

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Encore presentation

140 LBS: HOW BEAUTY KILLED MY MOTHER, 75-minute solo dramedy at the Theatre Off Jackson

Two hours into surgery, Susan’s mother loses oxygen to her brain and the plastic surgeon deliberately does not call 9-1-1 for fourteen minutes. Five days later, while in a coma, she flatlines. The surgeon is charged with medical negligence and her family falls apart; no one talks about what happened. Nineteen years later on her wedding day, Susan’s mother’s seat sits empty and Susan realizes she can no longer ignore what she’s always wanted: to know who her mother was. Sifting through thousands of deposition pages and reaching out to the killer’s family, Susan uncovers the painful truth of her mother, herself, and the impossible ideal of Vietnamese feminine beauty.140 LBS: HOW BEAUTY KILLED MY MOTHER, 75-minute solo dramedy

Two hours into surgery, Susan’s mother loses oxygen to her brain and the plastic surgeon deliberately does not call 9-1-1 for fourteen minutes. Five days later, while in a coma, she flatlines. The surgeon is charged with medical negligence and her family falls apart; no one talks about what happened. Nineteen years later on her wedding day, Susan’s mother’s seat sits empty and Susan realizes she can no longer ignore what she’s always wanted: to know who her mother was. Sifting through thousands of deposition pages and reaching out to the killer’s family, Susan uncovers the painful truth of her mother, herself, and the impossible ideal of Vietnamese feminine beauty.

Time

18 (Thursday) 7:30 pm - 21 (Sunday) 3:30 pm PDT

Location

Theatre Off Jackson / TOJ

409 7th Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98104

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